Volume 26, Number 21, May 21, 1999



John Ernest Leight

Sierra Leone’s ambassador to the United States discusses how the battle over natural resources is at the center of the conflict in that nation.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Trying to escape from the trap.


The vice president resurfaces.


America’s economic recovery is a myth

by Richard Freeman

Physical economist Richard Freeman proves that the U.S. economy has been shrinking, at an increasing rate, for the past 30 years. From an address he delivered to to a May 5 EIR seminar in Washington, D.C.

Germany faces massive shrinkage of investments in infrastructure

by Lothar Komp

Business Briefs


Alternatives to war and depression: The LaRouche Doctrine  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s address to a May 5 Washington, D.C. EIR seminar. “Let us use the reconstruction of the Balkans, as part of the Eurasian Land-Bridge, and the New Bretton Woods System, to become the fulfillment of all the best hopes America ever stood for.”


The firing of Primakov: a step toward World War III

by Konstantin George

President Boris Yeltsin’s firing of his Prime Minister is an act of madness, motivated by an attempt to bring Russia back under the bloody rule of the International Monetary Fund.

Policy fights over Russia at N.Y. seminar Edward Spannaus

A debate on Russia at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.

Al Gore’s plot to get rid of Primakov

by Edward Spannaus

Scotland, Wales: Elections deal another setback to Tony Blair

by Alan Clayton

For the first time in almost 300 years, Scotland seated its own Parliament, and its allegiance to the Queen is far from total.

John Paul, Teoctist call for end of war

by Claudio Celani

The Roman Catholic Pope visits Romania—the first papal visit to an Orthodox country in almost 1,000 years.

Fresh elections ordered for India

by Ramtanu Maitra

London’s mafia war against Sierra Leone

by Linda de Hoyos

The grab for Sierra Leone’s resources

An interview with John Ernest Leight.

International Intelligence


LaRouche: ‘Court-martial SOBs behind embassy bombing’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon LaRouche has demanded a rapid and full investigation into the NATO bombing of China’s embassy in Belgrade, and the immediate court-martial of those who were wittingly involved or culpable in placing the embassy on the target list.

Documentation: The text of Lyndon LaRouche’s May 10 statement; statements by the Chinese, UN, British, and U.S. officials.

Cover-up in embassy attack ‘bombs out’

by Dean Andromidas

An analysis of why U.S. spokesman have been outrightly lying about the “accidental” nature of the bombing.

Kosovar Albanian tours U.S. for ‘LaRouche Doctrine’ for Balkans

by Marianna Wertz

Feride Istogu Gillesberg’s tour was sponsored by the Schiller Institute.

An open letter to friends in Malaysia

by Michael O. Billington

American political prisoner Michael Billington, currently serving a 77-year sentence for opposing Vice President Al Gore’s backers and sponsors, encourages Malaysia to persevere against the hypocrites who would lecture them about “human rights.”

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News